ProfessionalsAmy L. Barton
As counsel in the Litigation Department, Amy L. Barton has a broad range of civil litigation experience, including in the areas of antitrust, securities, complex contract disputes and regulatory matters. She has managed the pre-trial phases of multi-year complex litigations in state and federal courts throughout the country
Ms. Barton also serves as the Firm’s Privacy Counsel, focusing on data privacy law, monitoring developments, and advising on strategies for the handling and transfer of information in consideration of data privacy issues.
Significant representations include:
- Citigroup in several matters, including regulatory investigations by the SEC and the New York Attorney General and civil litigation brought by an alleged whistleblower;
- PJT Partners, Inc. in a putative securities class action;
- Pace plc in a Justice Department Second Request investigation of its $2.1 billion acquisition by ARRIS Group Inc., where the Justice Department closed its investigation without imposing any conditions;
- Prudential Life Insurance Company of America in a litigation challenging the prior settlement of hundreds of employment discrimination claims;
- a private equity fund and their principals in regulatory and related civil matters;
- AIG in class action and derivative lawsuits concerning allegations of accounting fraud and bid rigging, including obtaining dismissal of Marsh’s claim that AIG aided and abetted a bid rigging scheme on in pari delicto grounds. In re Marsh & McLennan Cos., Inc. Deriv. Litig., C.A. No. 753-N (VCS) (Del. Ch. June 17, 2009), aff’d, en banc, Teachers Retirement Sys. of Louisiana v. General Re. Corp., 11 A.3d 228 (Table, 2010 WL 5394004 (Del. Dec. 29, 2010); and
- Dun & Bradstreet, ACNielsen and IMS Inc. in a federal antitrust action brought by a large competitor, obtaining dismissal of the case on a pre-trial motion. Information Resources, Inc. v. Dun & Bradstreet Corp., 359 F. Supp. 2d 307 (S.D.N.Y. 2004).
Ms. Barton served as a managing editor of the Tulane Law Review.